Oh, goodness. I had not heard of this chipping issue.
Would someone inform me about which exact Omega juicer/model this is a problem.
And which Green Star is the one being referred to here? There is more than one.
Perhaps some links on the chipping information would help too, if anyone knows any where I can read about this. Please. Thank you.
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here's a link to that discussion on the chipping auger on the Omega 8500. I happen to have one and just love it I can't imagine a juicer that's easier to clean and does so much, even wheatgrass! Good luck!
Omega 8003 and Auger
I think those who have chips or grinding down on the auger may be forcing it or something. I can see how forcing the carrots or too much of something into the auger may tweak it against the screen, causing it to grind down or chip. I do my carrots as sticks and they pretty much self feed as it "bites" the carrots; and I quick slice the celery, so much easier too. If I'm just doing carrot, celery, beet, and maybe lemon, I have the juiceman 410 professional series, but for all that premium -plus greens, leaves or wheat grass juice the Omega is it. The difference between the 8003 and 8005 is just chrome coating over plastic, so I thought that would eventually chip, crack and peel. At any rate I love and use both juicers, and feel that as long as you like using your juicer, it's not too hard to clean, and you are juicing, that's what is most important. It is very helpful to glean from all the feedback of experience, but too much comparison of good juicers, is overwhelming, and the point is just get juicing, and don't quibble over centrifugal, single or double auger. I would probably have more juicers if it made sense.
I have to disagree. People seem to forget that juice is a refined product like white sugar and carries the same health dangers as white sugar. It's important to understand that as soon as you make a modification to a food, it's no longer natural and probably will cause disease in the long term.
Originally Posted by Lavendula
Different juicers make juices with different properties, the worst is the centrifugical juicers which destroy almost all nutrients but leaves all the sugar intact, so juice from these juicers is very, very unhealthy and is likely to cause diabetes, cancer and other sugar related diseases. Of course what you juice also makes a difference, carrots for example are very high in sugar and would make a very high in sugar and low in nutrition juice in this type of juicer. You can also drink abnormally large amounts of juices from these machines which makes it even worst (they have no vitamins and therefor will not make you feel full).
The best are the green star as they have the most vitamins of all juicers, they still have as much sugar, but due to the vitamins, you can only drink half the amount of juice from a green star than you can from a centrifugical juicer, this is due to the presence of vitamins and nutrients which will not only make you feel full, but also prevent you from a sugar overdose (because you will feel full and stop drinking).
I think this is a very important factor, the point of eating raw, at least for most people, is health. Juice from a centrifugical juicer is in no way healthy and IMO should be avoided (get a hand crank auger juicer if the electric ones are too much).
I don't claim to be an authority on juicing. I would like to think that a pioneer like Norman Walker, who, I believe lived to be over 100 is not so outdated that I can't trust his recommendations. Some of them do seem obsolete, as do some of Ann Wigmore's. I can't imagine drinking the amount of juice recommended. I think that just goes along with new research, but if the more than 50 years of testimonies are not true, what are we all doing? I hate to think we are following each other, as it would be true to say, what we share here is personal conjecture. There are not many here, if any, with 30 years of experience and our own healing testimonies. I am not a fruit juicer, and I am aghast to see that is what alot of raw foodies live on, I am concerned about that. I have never been crazy about carrot juice, and I am glad to juice my kale, parsley, etc. as well. What I see most prevalent here is the desire for weight loss, but many, like me, are in a health crisis . I still think too much energy is spent on quibbling over the nutritional quality of the juice, though I believe I have seen charts of comparisons. That information is helpful, if money, space, and size of the machine is not an obstacle. I would personally never want a 27 lb juicer, no matter who said it was the best. I would hate to see the negative influence deter someone from buying what they could afford, because someone else says it's not good enough. We use whatever resources we have available, and it's better than not juicing at all, IMO.
I couldn't agree with you more. When my husband was so sick with cancer it was hard enough not knowing which direction to take with his diet let alone even think about expensive equipment. I was not knowledgeable about RAW food at all then. We were dirt poor and had 2 little children to raise. When I tried to give him food from the Macrobiotic diet, he could not swallow it. We all do the best we can with what we have. Even if we had been able to borrow the money, I wouldn't have known what to do. I, for one, can't afford to buy much, hardly any actually, organic fruits and veggies. But I am so glad I bought a dehydrator, the Omega juicer and a vitamix. They will be paid off this month! Yippee! I still am benefiting from RAW food however. Thanks, all of you, for your caring input.:)
Originally Posted by Lavendula
How is your husband doing, dealing with the cancer? It is so hard to know which direction, but doing the simplest thing like juicing is easy enough. Some people who juice religiously don't even go to extremes with diet. I am learning for myself, that I may have gone too far, too soon, without balancing what I am doing. Not knowing enough about how to treat what I am dealing with, has weakened my constitution, especially for my first raw winter in the Midwest. I am working on trying to recover the ground I have lost so far this winter, before spring. My best wishes to you, as you do the best you can for your husband.